BV Deemed University

In recognition of the academic excellence which the institutions of the Bharati Vidyapeeth have and in view of the potential for further growth they have, the Government of India on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission granted (under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956), the status of deemed to be University to the Institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth on 26th April, 1996.

This University is a multi campus, multi faculty University which is now one of the largest Universities of its kind in the country having as many as 29 constituent units including 3 research institutes. It has its campuses in Pune, New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Kolhapur, Karad, Sangli and Solapur.

The academically conducive environment and excellent infrastructural facilities available in our campuses attract the students not only from various parts of India but also from abroad.

At present, the University has enrollment of more than 800 overseas students.

The University has put a premium on research. It has established three research institutes, namely :

  • Interactive Research School for Health Affairs, Pune wherein researches in subjects relating to health sciences with inter-disciplinary approach by scientists of international repute are undertaken,
  • Research and Development Centre in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Applied Chemistry which generates high quality research with excellent impact factor and with prospects for obtaining patents of pride are produced and
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Social Science Studies and Research which is involved in researches in the areas of social sciences and humanities.

The University conducts academic programmes in, as many as, 11 faculties such as Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurved, Homoeopathy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Management Studies, Environment Studies, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Biotechnology, Arts, Science, Commerce and Social Sciences etc. Within a short span of 16 years since the University started functioning, the University has launched as many as 252 academic programmes including 44 at the Under Graduate Level, 101 at the Post Graduate Level, 37 at the Diploma Level, besides Ph.D. programmes in 55 disciplines.

With the advantage of the academic autonomy it enjoys, the University has introduced quite a few innovative programmes in the emerging areas of knowledge such as B.Tech in Bio-Medical Engineering, M.Pharm in Biotechnology, graduate programmes in 'Music and Dance', 'Acting and Script writing' and Master's programme in Optometry and courses in Cyber Law and Corporate Law etc. It has recently introduced a Post Graduate programme in Geo-informatics and Bio-information.

It is a matter of pride for us that the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has awarded laudable 'A Grade' to the University both in accreditation (2004) and reaccreditation (2011). Some of the constituent units have also received rich accolades from other evaluating agencies viz. National Accreditation Board.

Over the years the University has developed very rich infrastructural facilities, such as independent spacious well structured buildings, well equipped laboratories and continuously updated libraries in all its constitutes units. The teaching faculty periodically undergoes upgradational training to enrich themselves with the latest knowledge and wider exposure.

The students may please note that the academic facilities and expert guidance of teachers of the constituents units of the University are available to the students enrolled with School of Distance Education.
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune under the auspices of University Grants Commission and Association of Indian University, New Delhi had organized 'All India Vice Chancellor's Conference' based on the theme 'Governance of Higher Education' between 12th and 14th November, 2010 at the educational campus of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University situated at Pune under the valuable guidance and vigorous leadership of Hon'ble. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shivajirao Kadam.

The occasion also marked the 85th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Indian Universities. About 250 Vice-Chancellors representing Universities from 28 States of the Country and 30 delegates from Australia, Bhutan, Canada, France, Taiwan and UK attended the meet.